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Table 1 The basic characteristic of rural residents with chronic diseases (year 2005)

From: Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China

  Shandong Ningxia
  NCMSi Non-NCMSii NCMS Non-NCMS
Total No. of patients reporting chronic disease 1767 (93%) 134(7%) 1773(87%) 270(13%)
Total No. of chronic casesiii 2191 164 2450 362
Gender     
   Male 774 (44%) 92 (69%)* 736 (42%) 125 (46%)
   Female 993 (56%) 42 (31%) 1037 (58%) 145 (54%)
Age     
   < = 35 112(6%) 8(6%) 213(12%) 52 (19%)
   35-60 1028 (58%) 56 (42%) 1065 (60%) 123 (46%)
   >60 627 (35%) 70 (52%) 695 (39%) 95 (35%)
Annual income per capita (Yuan)# 5770 6794 6643 5824
  1. Note: * X2 = 31.02, P = 0.000; # Shandong, t = -3.79, P = 0.000; Ningxia, t = 3.15, P = 0.002
  2. iCurrent member of New Co-operative Medical Scheme (NCMS)
  3. iiNot currently a member of the NCMS
  4. iiiThis refers to the total number of chronic disease cases reported. Some of the patients in the first row reported more than one chronic disease.